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XIX век

Notes on nineteenth-century Russian poetry and prose.

  • By Erik McDonald
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly one post per month
  • First post on

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Most recent posts

“…he said I was the living image of his youth, and should have been his support in old age and brought honor to his name, had I been born a boy!”
I came to love blogs in the 2000s, reading economists and political scientists who weren’t afraid to hit the same main points again and again, to link to their opponents as well as their allies, …
On , by Erik McDonald, 1,142 words
Words new to me: репетир
From stanza 31 of Afanasii Fet’s narrative poem The Student (Студент, 1884): Без опыта, без денег и без сил,У чьей груди я мог искать спасенья?Серебряный я кубок свой схватил,Что подарила мать мне в день рожденья,И …
On , by Erik McDonald, 891 words
Green noise
Nekrasov’s poem “The Green Noise” (Зеленый шум, 1862–63) takes us inside the perspective of a peasant man who decides to kill his wife. She voluntarily tells him—he wishes she hadn’t—about something that happened to her …
On , by Erik McDonald, 446 words